Exhibition – A Portrait of Place
February 9, 2018
“A Portrait of Place”
Barnard Castle & Teesdale in contemporary cameo glass.
February 10 – 13 May 2018 The Bowes Museum
The Landscape of Teesdale has long been an inspiration to artists including the water colours of John Sell Cotman & J.M.W.Turner.
Our exploration and ‘Portrait’ of Teesdale uses a different perspective, digital satellite imaging.
This enables a new view of the landscape, revealing the geology, rivers systems and layers of human endeavour, carved into the land and overlaid for millennia.
We engrave layers of marks into the glass, blurring the boundary between abstraction and a literal interpretation.
Just as changing light illuminates the landscape, light is integral to our work, animating our glass, revealing layers of colours and engraving.
Our subtly distorted bowl forms, represent the soft curves and hollows of the land. The gentle forms and complex engraved surfaces of every vessel ensures each piece is a unique object.
Manmade marks constructed, burned and worked into the land, have their own beauty and rhythm. Winter colours highlight the cold depth of the water and the stark staccato patterns of the burned uplands.
Blown Engraved and Wheel Cut Overlay, Cameo Glass
H 16cm Ø 40cm